DESPITE capturing nine new recruits during the off season, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has still not finished with the chequebook.
The Millers boss has indicated he is scouring the transfer market for two more strikers as he continues his extensive summer recruitment drive.
Evans is looking to bring in an unnamed young striker on a season-long loan deal in early July and another new forward to increase his options on the frontline.
His strikeforce currently consists of three players who boast a wealth of experience in the lower leagues. New arrivals Kayode Odejayi and Daniel Nardiello need no introduction to South Yorkshire having both represented Barnsley. Nigerian international Odejayi will bring mobility, strength and industry to the attack while Nardiello, who was schooled at Manchester United, is clever in possession and a cool finisher.
Alex Revell is the other forward on Rotherham’s books. Although he scored twice on his debut for the club and was a first-team regular, the Cambridge-born ace struggled to find the back of the net on a consistent basis, scoring just 11 times in 43 starts.
Question marks have been raised over Revell’s long-term future at the South Yorkshire club following the signings of Odejayi and Nardiello.
But Evans, who is looking to add to his backroom staff before the start of the 2012/13 campaign, has dismissed the idea of selling the 28-year-old.
The Millers chief says he has received a plethora of inquiries about Revell but insists the tall forward is staying put. “Alex can play and I really like him,” said Evans.
“He is not short of admirers and I could have moved him on every week since the end of last season given the amount of League Two and League One managers who have rung me to see if he is available - he is not moving anywhere.”
Evans believes the goals dried up for Revell because he spent “too much time outside the penalty area” and that he played up front on “his own”.
He took a swipe at his predecessor, Andy Scott, saying: “I cannot see that [Revell playing up front on his own] happening much next season as we will be playing to win every match we play.”